California native, Ariana Lucas, is an emerging dramatic contralto based in Germany. An ensemble member of the Badisches Staatstheater Kalrsruhe, she was the 2019 recipient of the Ebe Stignani Prize for best dramatic voice in the Stignani Competition, 2019 Stipendiatin from Richard-Wagner-Verband Ammersee, and was awarded the Peter-Selbach-Förderpreis in the 2018 Internationaler Gesangswettbewerb für Wagner Stimmen.
In the 2020-21 season, she was scheduled to sing Klytämnestra in Elektra at the Israeli Opera, in Tel Aviv (unfortunately postponed due to COVID-19). She will sing Zita in a new production of Gianni Schicchi and Margret in a new production of Wozzeck at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In Summer 2020, she sang Ortrud in scenes from Lohengrin, at the Richard-Wagner-Festspiele im Vinke Garten.
Ariana made her acclaimed debut at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe as Erda in the 2015-16 season in David Hermann's new production of Das Rheingold. She was a frequent guest in following season, and eventually joined the ensemble in 2017-18, singing roles such as Schwertleite in Die Walküre, 3. Dame in Die Zauberflöte, 1. Magd in Elektra, Genevieve in Pelleas et Melisande, Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette, Mademoiselle Dangeville in Adriana Lecouvreur, Marthe in Faust, Ute in Lustigen Nibelungen, Stimme der Mutter in Hoffmanns Erzählungen, and Amastre in the widely celebrated production of Serse at the International Händel Festpiele.
Her guest engagements in previous seasons include Fricka in Die Walküre with Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Floßhilde in Surrogate Cities/Götterdämmerung and Brigitta in Die tote Stadt at Wuppertaler Bühnen, Alto Soloist in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater with Heidelberger Philharmonisches Orchester, Rheingold Erda at Theater Bielefeld, and Gertrude in Roméo et Juliette at Luzerner Theater and at Theater Aachen.
Ariana Lucas received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she was a recipient of the James H. Schwabacher Jr. Scholarship.
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